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Olive 2


$600.00 Released September, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Beautiful aluminum enclosure. Analog and digital outputs for use directly with an amplifier and speakers or a higher quality DAC. Physical buttons for more commonly used controls (also accessible through the touchscreen).

The Cons:Ridiculous price for the quality / functionality. Physical buttons are tough to press. Touchscreen display uses a resistive panel - very poor to use!

The Olive 2 is a mid-cost hi-fi player. With this player, you can access music stored on you Olive 4 media streamer, computer, or NAS (Network-Attached Storage) by connecting them to the same wireless or wired home network.

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The Olive 2 and Olive 4 recognize each other automatically. In this way, you can have music playing in ten rooms at once with a wireless network, and twenty rooms at once with a wired. The 4.3" 480 x 272 resolution full color touchscreen allows you to quickly and easily find the music you want. You can search by genre, artist or album. You can also flip through album cover art and save your favorite internet radio stations (of the thousands of internet radio station the Olive 2 gives you access to). The two-panel navigation lets you know what song you just heard, as well as what is coming next. There are color options available for the Olive 2 hi-fi player.

Features

  • Hi-fi
  • Olive 4/computer/NAS audio access
  • 4.3" 480 x 272 resolution full color touchscreen
  • Internet radio access
  • Fine-grade aluminum design
  • Easy setup
  • High-range design
  • Two-panel navigation
  • Timer
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.11g wireless
  • WEP and WPA 64 and 128-bit encryption
  • 1x RCA output
  • 1x digital output S/P DIF optical Toslink
  • 1x digital output S/P DIF coaxial cinch
  • WAV, FLAC, MP3 (128 and 320 kbit/s) and AAC (128 kbit/s) formats
  • Dimensions: 11" x 3.5" x 6.5"
  • Weight: 6.5lbs.
  • User manual
  • Remote control w/ battery
  • Wall-mount power supply
  • Wi-Fi antenna

Color Options

  • Silver
  • Black

User Reviews (2)

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Pros
  • 1

    beautiful aluminum enclosure

  • 1

    analog and digital outputs for use directly with an amplifier and speakers or a higher quality DAC

  • 1

    physical buttons for more commonly used controls (also accessible through the touchscreen)

  • 1

    includes a remote control

  • 1

    available in black or silver

  • 1

    silent during operation

  • 1

    standard wired or wireless network connectivity

Cons
  • 2

    ridiculous price for the quality / functionality

  • 1

    physical buttons are tough to press

  • 1

    touchscreen display uses a resistive panel - very poor to use!

  • 1

    display is largely useless unless you're sitting right in front of the device

  • 1

    remote is made of painted plastic - doesn't match the unit itself

  • 1

    gaudy and cliche stylized design - emblazoned with musical genre names

  • 1

    randomly freezes for extended periods of time

  • 1

    very poor interface implementation - slow and unintuitive

  • 1

    somewhat limited file format support

  • 1

    not capable of higher quality 24/96 playback

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